Quality of Life (1998) Quality of Life (1998) Photo/Foto: Circus Amok
  • Title: Quality of Life
  • Holdings: program, video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 00:30:13
  • Language: English
  • Date: June 1998
  • Location: various parks, New York City
  • Type-Format: performance
  • Cast: Circus Amok Cast and Band
  • Credits: Circus Amok

Quality of Life (1998)

Circus Amok's show "Quality of Life," performed in 1998 in diverse New York City parks and public spaces, revolves around political, social and economic issues at play in New York City, while posing a critique of the clash between the needs of the diverse, multitudinous population of the Big Apple and the oppressive governmental policies impacting the city. Poverty, oppressive labor conditions and other economic inequalities, along with police brutality, unequal rights for minorities, political oppression, lack of affordable health services, and excessive construction of corporate and commercial buildings in residential areas (including the demolition of community gardens) are some of the topics here exposed. Through the exploration of these issues, the piece poses an open call for civic activism and empowerment, a demand for justice and for a revision of the coordinates of NYC civil life, all interwoven in a joyful extravaganza of acrobatic artistry, satiric skill, and good old-fashioned circus fun.

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PERMANENT URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2333.1/c59zw40t

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